BALTIMORE (AP) — Wildlife officials say a resident is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle.

The Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the Montgomery County resident was upset that the eagle was killed on Christmas Day, only a day after the resident had seen his first bald eagle.

Natural Resources Police say the eagle was shot by a rifle in a field at Georgia Avenue and Bordley Road in Brookeville. Another eagle was found mortally wounded near a home in Darnestown on Dec. 28.

Anyone with information on the Brookeville shooting is asked to call the NRP catch-a-poacher hotline at 1-800-635-6124. Tips on the Darnestown shooting can be called in to the DNR Communications Center at 410-260-8888.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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